Fractals of Change: December 2020

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7 posts from December 2020

December 28, 2020

UVMMC Ransom Attack Postmortem

Preparing for next time.

First, kudos to the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) for not giving any serious consideration to paying ransom, More...

December 21, 2020

Lots of Good News

Don’t let the media grinches steal it.

Initial day of Vaccination in the USA Highly Successful” would have been an accurate headline last Tuesday. “Predicted Side Effects Controlled” might have been a More...

December 14, 2020

Regulate Action Not Speech

Let’s talk about vaccination.

I’ll try to be first in line to get my COVID shot whenever my cohort is called. Most anti-vaxxers idiotically parrot disproved claims. But anti-vaxxers should have freedom to speak, even on social media; w More...

December 09, 2020

On the air today

At 11AM ET this morning (Wednesday, December 9) I will be on Common Sense Radio hosted by Bill Sayre discussing cyber security. In the wake of the attack on UVMMC, we'll talk about how individuals and organizations can quickly recove More...

Vaccine for the Hacker Attack Epidemic

Stop paying ransom!

Hackers are in it for the money. Most of the serious cyberattacks on school, hospitals, and individuals include demands that a ransom be paid by the victim to regain access to hacker-locked data. Payments are usuall More...

December 07, 2020

Protecting an Enterprise from Cyber Catastrophe

Recovery planning must come before the disaster.

We are suffering an epidemic of cyber-attacks while in a viral pandemic. This post is for those who have responsibility for assuring that the IT-based services offered by their More...

December 02, 2020

Protecting Yourself from Cyber Disaster

You need a recovery plan.

Bad things happen. We read about whole hospital systems being hacked and driven offline. Unfortunately the same thing happens to individuals with increasing frequency. We are actually in a hacking epidemic dur More...

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